Beltrami County Health and Human Services

616 America Avenue, Bemidji MN 56601
616 America Avenue, Bemidji Minnesota 56601 US

Child Placement and Respite Services
Child Protection
Children’s Mental Health Services
Family Preservation Services
Foster Care Licensing and Adoptions
Parent Support Outreach and Child Welfare Services

Services to Persons with Alcohol and Drug Addiction
Services to Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Services to the Elderly and Physically Disabled Adults and Children
Services to Persons with Serious Mental Illness
Adult Protection Services
Licensing of Adult Foster Care and Child Care

Child care assistance is available to parents who are receiving assistance under the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) and parents whose income is at or below 175% of the Federal Poverty guideline and are in an approved activity. It is important for parents to know their child is well-cared for while they are at work, looking for work, obtaining training or going to school in order to secure employment. Application is required to have eligibility determined. CCAP may not cover all child care costs. Parental amounts depend on the family’s income, the number of people in the family, and how much the child care provider charges. The goal is to assist the family to maintain employment and gain self-sufficiency.

Every child needs financial and emotional support and every child has the right to support from both parents. Minnesota’s child support program benefits children by enforcing parental responsibility for child support.
Either parent of a child may apply or qualify for certain support services from the Child Support Unit. Depending on the circumstances associated with the case, threre may be fees assessed for collection unless the applicant receives public assistance (Minnesota Family Investment Program, Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare, or Childcare Assistance.)

Services available:
*Locating parents
*Establishing parentage
*Establishing and enforcing court orders for basic medical and childcare
*Working with other states to enforce support orders
*Collecting and processing payments
*Assisting clients throughout the child support process
*Closing cases

Cash Assistance
Food Support
Medical Programs
Emergency Assistance

Home Health Care – Administer a Class A License Medicare certified home health care program.

WIC – Women, Infants, & Children – Nutrition and breast feeding education program.

Immunization Clinic – Immunizations are available for infants, children, and adults.

Maternal and Child Health Family Home Visiting – Visits to pregnant women, infants and children for assessment, education, support and referral for community resources.

Child & Teen Checkups – Child and Teen Checkups and follow-up for children 0-21 years who are eligible for Medical Assistance.

Car Seat Education – Child passenger Safety Seat Technicians instruct on proper use of and assist with installation of car seats for infants and children.

PrimeWest – A Medicaid-managed health plan serving 13 rural counties in Minnesota. The plan was created to respond to the specific needs of their low-income residents.

Public Health Preparedness – Planning with community partners for coordinated emergency response to natural and man-made disasters.




Monday through Friday 8a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

616 America Ave., Suite #170, Bemidji, MN 56601 0 km

A neutral, child friendly site for conflict free custody exchanges and documented supervised visitation by two staff.  All custodial parties must complete an intake before service will be scheduled.  Court orders not mandatory.  Services are provided on a sliding fee basis.  Services are available Monday – Friday and every other weekend depending on availability.

616 America Ave, Suite #220, Bemidji MN 56601 0 km

Employment and training services to residents of Beltrami, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, Hubbard and Cass Counties.

616 America Avenue Suite 140, Bemidji MN 56601 0 km

Veterans Service provides benefits and services to the veterans and their dependents in a responsive, timely and compassionate manner in recognition of their service to the Nation.

It is the goal , in partnership with the Veterans Health Administration and the National Cemetery Administration, to provide benefits and services to the veterans and their families in recognition of their service to the Nation. Our vision is that the veterans whom we serve will feel that our Nation has kept its commitment to them. Courage, honesty, trust, respect, open communication, and accountability will be reflected in our day to day behavior.

Veteran Service Officers are qualified and certified by the State of Minnesota and the Department of Veterans Affairs to file claims in the behalf of veterans.

For a Copy of a Military Discharge (DD214), a Request for the Release of Private Data must be submitted.

616 America Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601 0 km

The Beltrami Area Service Collaborative is a joint powers agreement intended to:

Promote healthy development of children, pre-conceptual to age seven. Support pre-conceptual and prenatal education, parenting skills, prevention and early detection of child abuse and neglect.

Support healthy development of school-aged youth through social and educational achievement and asset building activities.

Support families, schools, and communities in effectively serving youth that are exhibiting emotional, behavioral, and delinquency problems.

616 America Avenue Suite 210-240, Bemidji MN 56601 0 km

The Bemidji Workforce Center is one of nearly 50 workforce centers statewide working to help: job seekers find employment, businesses find workers and anyone at any stage explore and plan careers.  Workshops concerning Skills Identification, Creative Job Search, Resume and Cover Letter preparation, Interviewing and job application completion are available.  Many services are free of charge.

616 America Avenue Suite 170, Bemidji MN 56601 0 km

Senior Volunteer Support Services:

Volunteers provide services such as grocery shopping assistance and local transportation for medical or other pre-approved appointments.  (We are unable to provide MA Medical Transportation)  Services are billed on a sliding fee scale.  Requests must be made 3-5 days before the need.

Homemaking and Chore Services:

Homemakers provide light housekeeping, meal preparation, laundry assistance, and shopping as needed.  Services available through county alternative care or elderly waiver, long term care insurance, and private pay basis.

Respite Care:

7 days a week 24 hours per day based on availability.  Certified nursing assistants or qualified volunteers provide relief for the primary caregivers of persons who are chronically ill or living with a disability.  There must be an identified primary caregiver to qualify for this service.  Respite care is available through county alternative care or elderly waiver, long term care insurance and also on a private pay basis on a sliding fee scale.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers:

An evidence based series of six week educational classes focusing on the needs of the caregiver, or family and friends who are caring for older adults, suffering from stroke, Alzheimer’s Parkinson’s disease or similar long term conditions.  The class provides skills and confidence to better care for yourself while caring for others.

Caregiver Coaching and Assessment:

Providing education and emotional support to caregivers.  The support group provides an opportunity for caregivers to say what they are feeing in a supportive environment while learning new strategies and resources in our community.

Caregiver Support Group:

The primary purpose of the Caregiver Support Group is to provide education and emotional support to caregivers.  The support group provides an opportunity for caregivers to say what they are feeling in a supportive environment while learning new strategies and resources in our community.

Aging Life Care Management: 

A holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults or others facing ongoing health challenges.  Working with individuals, elders and families, the expertise of Aging Life Care Professionals provides the answers at a time of uncertainty through: Assessment and Service Coordination; Planning and Problem-Solving, Education and Advocacy; Family Caregiver Coaching.

ACT on Alzheimer’s:

A national program designed to create dementia friendly communities that involves: 1) Raising awareness of Alzheimer’s, 2) Transforming attitudes, 3) Moving people to action, and 4) Supporting family and friend caregivers by providing accessible information, resources, and in-person support.  There are multiple options and a variety of services and package plans.  Contact us to inquire about specific costs and to find out if you are eligible to receive a reduced rate.

616 America Ave , Bemidji MN 56601 0 km

Bemidji’s Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) program and School Readiness (SR) are for all families in the Bemidji School District who have preschool age children. We recognize that parents are a child’s first and most important teachers — and that sometimes parents need support and encouragement for this responsibility! ECFE/SR offers a variety of classes for you and your child: infants to pre-kindergarten.

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